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Top Japanese Technology on Display


See the incredible innovations of one of Japan’s Major Engineering Groups in Kobe


Vehicle enthusiasts are sure to enjoy a visit to Kawasaki Good Times World in Kobe, a museum sponsored by the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group. Opened in 2006 within the Kobe Maritime Museum, Kawasaki Good Times World showcases the many technological advancements introduced by the company over the past century. 


Be prepared to set aside several hours of your day to explore the numerous exhibits and galleries. Journey through the air and across land and sea as you board a helicopter and Shinkansen bullet train, or watch clips of a ship-launching ceremony. In the motorcycle gallery, seat yourself on one of the best-known Kawasaki products and try your hand at the racing simulator. Charming and colorful characters will quiz you on several of Kawasaki’s products at the Kawasaki Good Times World Techno-Lab. Don’t miss the exhibit of high-performance robots to see how these inventions are already contributing to the manufacturing industry.


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Before you go, stop by the museum shop, where a number of original products are on offer. Pick up unique Kawasaki motorcycle goods, or choose from a host of railway- and aircraft-themed items. A tasty treat is the kawara sembei, rice crackers shaped like roof tiles and emblazoned with the Kawasaki logo.     
Access: Take the limited express train from Shin-Osaka Station to Sannomiya Station (about 25 minutes). The museum is 10 minutes by car from the station.



Kawasaki World


2-2 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken


Approx. 1 hour or more




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